Nikon Coolpix S2800

Nikon Coolpix S2800

great value and easy to use
pinky , maroochydore , 9/05/2014

Built in battery with long life for that weekend away. The auto focus and auto everything makes it a good beginners point and shot. I like to use the flash on all photos and it is good for close ups. Teds sold it with a 8 gb card and soft case as part of the deal. you get 5 yr warranty when you buy at Teds for peace of mind. You can't go wrong.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

Good moderate lens
Tony , Brisbane , 3/05/2014

Great walk around lens value for money would recommend over basic kit lens .

Pros: Easy to use, Compact
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Panasonic Lumix TZ60

Panasonic Lumix TZ60

Zoom Zoom Zoom
Schumi5 , Melbourne , 28/04/2014

Fantastic camera, zoom is incredible and the clarity also. One gripe though, it does not come with a wall charger for the battery. Therefore you cannot charge a spare battery and use your camera at the same time. After phoning Panasonic they said there is no intentions of a wall charger being available which is quite disappointing, otherwise a fantastic camera

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

Low Light Performance
low light - Not so impressed , Brisbane , 22/04/2014

I purchased this camera expecting the low light performance to be better than it is. When it is set to the max ISO, the resultant photos are very poor and basically unusable for most applications.

Other than that I am very happy with the camera and it does what I expect a high end Nikon to do. In low light with a F2.8 lens the auto focus works very well so whilst it does not do what I had hoped for with low light, it still does a mighty job.

I am glad I purchased the camera.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG850

Olympus Stylus Tough TG850

Image quality is not compatible with my view of the Olympus brand.
Alexey Klimov , Russia , 19/04/2014

I am writing from Russia. I bought Olympus TG-850 for the first day of sales in the official store. Build quality is disgusting. Image quality in low light reminds me of a cheap mobile phone. However, among the devices for underwater use, ultra wide-angle 21mm lens are only at TG-850. I shoot underwater spherical panoramas.

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon AF-S Micro 60mm f2.8 G ED

Nikon AF-S Micro 60mm f2.8 G ED

Great Sharp Lens
Jordan , Adelaide , 16/04/2014

I have a DX camera, D5100, so this lens is equivalent 90mm (with the 1.5x cropped sensor). Very sharp, quick focusing, not too heavy, amazing macro, great portraiture, and good landscapes (not really what this lens is made for, but you won't miss scenes if you only have this lens equipped. Better than any point and shoot.) Love it.

Pros: Easy to use
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 - Canon Mount

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 - Canon Mount

great lens
jack , 15/04/2014

this is a well made lens great image quality witha gereat focal lenght range

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

So glad I chose this over the 5DIII
Enthusiast , Canberra , 14/04/2014

I walked in knowing what I wanted, and changed my mind after holding both the 5DIII and the 6D in my hands. I have not regretted it! A great camera which is smaller and lighter than other full-frame cameras, is performs brilliantly. It is easier to hold and operate in my smaller hands, and the lighter body means less strain, even with heavy lenses. The clean higher ISO is brilliant if you are shooting in less than ideal lighting.

The extra AF points and the extra card slot would have been nice, but have not limited me or let me down in any way. I highly recommend giving the 6D serious consideration!

Pros: Easy to use, Compact
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon D7000 Body

Nikon D7000 Body

Excellent Camera
Faraz , Sydney , 11/04/2014

I was in delima whether to bought Canon or Nikon. So i choose Nikon D7000. After using it I must admit this is one of the best camera if you want crystal clear pictures. Using it with the prime lens 35mm and the result is excellent.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon Powershot G16

Canon Powershot G16

Image quality could be better.
Peter , 9/04/2014

Fairly easy to use - although I am sure I have not used all the functions available.
There have been times which I am not sure what I have pressed and it goes into a countdown mode.
What was important to me was the image quality - it's not as sharp or able to accommodate the glare well. Picture quality is thus not as good as I would have expected.
It seems to handle night light better.
The inability to rotate the screen and the need to pop up the flash is a disadvantage.

Okay as a compact but I expected a better image quality. Also - why can't Canon standardise on battery sizes? It would give much greater capacity and flexibility to users.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Olympus Stylus SP100

Olympus Stylus SP100

Great
Dave D , Redcliffe,QLD , 5/04/2014

first took camera to a National jet-ski racing event, naturally had a lot of fast moving action on the water, camera really proved itself.
The red dot target system came in very handy, end of the day came home with some really good action shots, have also taken some family portrait pictures,they turned out beautiful, this is the 5th Olympus camera I have owned ,1 died ,1 is retired and I still use 3 of them,E520,SP100EE and my Olympus tough.

All in all would highly recommend anything Olympus has to offer

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Brisbane - Two Day "Learn by Doing" Photography Course

Brisbane - Two Day

I learned more about cameras in 2 days than in the past 40 years
Graeme B , Brisbane , 25/03/2014

Rich demonstrated great patience & knowledge in his explanation of camera functions & techniques. To me the array of knobs, buttons & options on the SLR was intimidating but he managed to present these in a most understandable way. The course didn't cover photo composition etc but went to the basics of photography, which is understanding the potential capabilities of the equipment that you're using and not being afraid to experiment with the seemingly infinite variables on a digital SLR. Maybe we also learnt a bit more about ourselves too. Thanks Rich

Pros: Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 + 12-50mm Black

Olympus OM-D E-M5 + 12-50mm Black

A JEWEL
Camera Crazy , Melbourne , 23/03/2014

This is a truly amazing camera, packed with features, a great sensor, sharp lenses and super-quick focus. Its best feature is the build quality, with a water-resistant metal and plastic body. It's retro styling appeals to an old timer like me and it feels solid and businesslike in use. From now on I'm giving up blunderbusses and sticking to neat system cameras like this one.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Sunshine Coast - Two Day "Learn by Doing" Photography Course

Sunshine Coast - Two Day

Best $249 spent.
Rob Pollard , Sunshine Coast , 19/03/2014

Hi Rich,

Just wanted to thank you and Libby for the excellent workshop last weekend.

I really enjoyed it, and it has opened up photography for me. Knowing what all of the features are and how to use them is an absolute treat.

I will be more selective in my photo taking now, rather than snapping hundreds of photos in an Automatic Mode frenzy.
Rob Pollard


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Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

It is great camera for me
Anne , Melboune , 18/03/2014

I really enjoy using this camera. It is easy to use it. When I take photo, I can choose the best one. And give my friend quickly. And also, I can design my photo, it is great. Only one sad thing is battery. It is not that strong enough. After a few photos printing, it is dead.

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Brisbane - Two Day "Learn by Doing" Photography Course

Brisbane - Two Day

2 day Brisbane Photography Course - well worth it.
Allen Holden , Brisbane , 16/03/2014

Hi Rich / Libby,

I want to thank you both very much for coming all the way down from the Sunshine Coast for us. I really enjoyed what & how you taught us, am already planning a trip up there with Harry, Bev & Anna to do a seaside shoot, as we enjoyed it so much.
I was out last night & before getting into the car I looked up & saw the city lights reflecting off the clouds & decided to try some time lapse photography, ( something I wouldn't have even thought about before I did your course.) I'm very happy with the results. ( I'll bring them up to show you.) I'm now going around & seeing more opportunities to take photo's & more importantly better use of my camera.
Once again thank you both for coming down to Brisbane to teach & share with us your knowledge & experience.

Yours Sincerely,
Allen Holden.


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Canon KP-108IN Print Pack

Canon KP-108IN Print Pack

awesome printer
lara kendle , 13/03/2014

i love this printer it is the best i use it all day everyday if you want a photo printer this is one perfect one

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Good for general photos
David , Canberra , 13/03/2014

I traveled to Tasmania and it was a good test..
I found it good for general landscapes and portraits. I have not used video much. One disappointment is the lack of an included GPS. In general, the good points are lots of megapixels and 14 bit RAW.

Pros: Build quality
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f2.8 - Black

Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f2.8 - Black

Must be bought with the Battery Grip. Quite unbalanced rig with this lens otherwise
Aaron V , Gippsland , 9/03/2014

Having come from a SLR and Dslr background, this camera I believe will be a first model in the dominance of DSLRs in the enthusiast/pro sector.
It is amazingly fast, sharp, bright and versatile.
Just allow a lot of time to adjust to the menu system and controls.
I am an operator in a power station, and this system has left me scratching my head on more than one occasion.
I think the flexibility of the control system can be a little daunting.
If using the battery grip, you must remove it each time you want to charge the battery in the camera.
1 battery goes in the grip, one remains in the body of the camera.
Not ideal, however the camera can be set to always use the battery in the grip first.

Pros: Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Panasonic HC-V520M

Panasonic HC-V520M

Best Purchase Ever
Matthew Trompf , Ringwood , 8/03/2014

I bought this so I can take heaps of photos and videos in 2D and 3D.

Pros: Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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